Supply Chain Manager

Manages the logistics of goods and services for companies.
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What's it like to be a Supply Chain Manager?

Supply Chain Managers work with different stakeholders to oversee the production of goods or delivery of services. Primarily, they ensure that all logistical requirements of the entire production process are efficiently handled while reducing costs. Depending on the nature of the business, this can include sourcing and purchasing as well as shipping and storage. As the head of the supply chain flow of a company, Supply Chain Managers have the crucial responsibility of managing a team of supply chain analysts and strategists. They may also serve as the main point of contact for stakeholders.

Supply Chain Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Supervising the entire supply chain process from sourcing and inventory to shipping of goods.
  • Identifying the most appropriate, efficient, and innovative resources and strategies to handle goods.
  • Communicating with partners, including buyers and suppliers, on all logistical needs and concerns.
  • Analysing the supply chain process and performance and preparing reports.

How to become a Supply Chain Manager

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Most Supply Chain Managers have at least a bachelor degree in logistics, supply chain management or a related field.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in logistics, supply chain management, business or a related field.

  2. Consider a postgraduate degree. Although this is not a formal requirement, advanced expertise in logistics can improve your employability.

  3. Gain several years of experience working in business, customer support or logistics. This will help you improve useful skills such as negotiation and problem-solving which are essential for Supply Chain Managers.

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Logistics Management
ERP Software
Materials Management
Supply Chain Planning
Inventory Management
FMCG Industry
Communication Skills
Business Administration
Analytical Thinking
Commercial Acumen
Problem Solving
Business Management
Microsoft Office
Results Focused
Computer Literacy
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Latest Supply Chain Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 2 Supply Chain Managers surveyed on JobStreet.

Nov 2022
Challenging and Loving every minute of it.
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Executive Secretarialship
Less than a year
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
Challenging day to day operation , multitasking and my work keeps me busy.
The challenges
Reporting, paper work and Day to day operation.
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Jun 2023
Ready for A to Z.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
A lot of new knowledge and skills to learn. As a supply chain manager, I lead warehouse department, planning department, Customer service department and Shipping department. Wide job scope and a lot o...
The challenges
When there is a grey area where the job scope is not clearly defined, it always become my job and responsibility. I am working in manufacturing environment, priority or resources always give to produc...
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